Zambia

Personnel Officer

The Field Personnel Officers’ primary responsibilities in serving Operation Mobilisation are:

o To ensure maintenance of accurate records and paperwork for all personnel on the field
o To comply with OM personnel policy and agreed best practice
o To assist in making personnel needs known
o To communicate with the home offices of team members
o Care for and value of team members
o To work with others, and especially the field leader, to promote excellence

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Requirements

Individual should be:
. Mature
•Experienced in the role
•Familiar with Africa and African culture
•Ability to deal with administration  and  people issues
•Confront Issues

Primary working relationships:  Support Services Leader, Field Leader, Area Personnel Officer

Other key working relationships: Other Field Personnel Officers in the area, other leaders within the field, other administrative staff

Start Date

As soon as possible

Commitment Length

As long as possible

All jobs/opportunities on this site are unsalaried. Most people joining OM have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.

Photos from Zambia

Stories from Zambia

Turning over the table

“I knew before I came to Africa that I would face the issue of poverty cycles, but I didn’t know there would be poverty cycles in ministries as well. I was so emotional about my friend’s situation that I wanted to do something. In Chinese, we call this feeling ‘turning over the table.' Chinese are usually reserved people so turning over the table means that someone could not hold back the emotion any more,” explains Ivy. “They have to do something to express what they are feeling.”

'I can follow Jesus now'

A single mother finds hope through a Self Help Group and is sharing the good news.

Cleaning for Jesus

“While we are trying to find ways to do the ‘big things’ and win the ‘big people’ for Jesus, let us start small,” said Ivy. “Let us learn from Namman’s young servant. Let us do our daily routine with Christ. Let us cook and clean among those who do not know Him. Then, when the opportunity comes, we will share with boldness about the goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Do you miss home?

“This is the beauty and the tragedy of being a missionary in a foreign land. We are connected to many places deeply but belong to nowhere fully,” shares Ivy. “I will miss home wherever I go and I will create a new home wherever I move. I am adopting cultures and creating a third culture of my own.”

Let us go around the walls again

“When I read the Bible, I sometimes even pretend that I am interviewing the characters. This helps me find new insights in the scripture. Recently I came across the story of the wall of Jericho. As I acted out the scene in my brain, I imagined it in a gaming style,” says Ivy.

Serving where God wants

Even though she didn’t want to go to Africa in the beginning, Abbie believes God prepared her for it and reflects on her experiences.